The Importance of Sleep
Spas waking up to the idea that sleep goes hand in hand with spa treatments.0
While it may seem like a luxury here in Gotham, sleep is as important for your health as diet and exercise. So important, in fact, that the amount of sleep you get is directly linked to weight gain or loss, work productivity and transportation safety. But did you know that sleep is also directly linked to maximizing the benefits of your spa treatment? Yep, it’s true.
Our bodies constantly regenerate body cells and tissues, but during sleep, we build up energy reserves and regeneration occurs more quickly. Chronic lack of sleep wrecks havoc on our skin by depleting hormones, darkening under eye circles and making us look drab and dull. Around 2007, spas started waking up to the idea that sleep goes hand in hand with spa treatments. The restful advantages of sleep immediately following a spa treatment maximizes both your skin’s restoration and your body’s relaxation efforts.
Many spa goers receive treatments right before a major event like a holiday party, wedding or special occasion calling for alcohol consumption and late nights. But for our skin’s sake, it is better to have a spa treatment on a day when you have time to get plenty of sleep. Many area spas are making a conscious effort to educate customers on the importance of restful treatment days. Some are even providing post-treatment sleep rooms. Making late afternoon appointments so you can go immediately home and rest, taking a half a day off or simply catching adequate zzzzzz’s on the evening before and of your treatment are ways to aid spa and sleep.
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